March 4th, 2009
Dear brothers and sisters,
neighbors domestic and foreign,
Knoxville, Tennessee is the world’s capital of neighborliness. This fine city offers $2 sushi on Mondays, $1.50 pints on Tuesdays, and $2 sushi again on Wednesdays. Everyone is friendly, and even the street evangelists don’t mind a differing opinion. It is for these reasons that the city will be hosting NeighborCon, the world’s most neighborly hacker conference on June 27 and 28 of 2009 at the Fort Sanders Yacht Club.
If that weren’t neighborly enough, the badge of this conference–to be worn with pride for years to come–is an extra-neighborly Tennessee Belt Buckle. Further, a prize will be given for the best counterfeit badge, but only so long as it’s in the shape of Tennessee.
The conference itself will run in a single track from noon to six each day, breaking for dinner and the local bars afterward. We are looking for short lightening talks as well as a few longer lectures. We are not able to reimburse speakers for expenses, but we welcome them to panhandle the audience.
Neighborcon will be small and neighborly, but it’s as good as reason as any to meet with all of our friends, and all of our friends’ friends. Tactics will be hatched, plans will be mapped, and we’ll all learn to believe in a more neighborly future.
Space is limited, so please email travis at radiantmachines.com with your most neighborly request to speak or attend. Put “NEIGHBORCON” in the title, to help me organize things. Add “SPEAKER” or “GOON” if you’d like to help out. Costs will be minimal, just twenty or thirty bucks toward the belt buckles and the bar tab.
Engineer of Superior Buckles